Riffey et al v. CRST Expedited Inc et al

Filing 136

LETTER/ORDER to counsel regarding the length of the trial for this case. Signed by Judge Billy Roy Wilson on 1/21/2014. (jak)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS RICHARD SHEPPARD ARNOLD UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE 600 W. CAPITOL, ROOM A403 LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS 72201-3325 (501) 604-5140 Facsimile (501) 604-5149 January 21, 2014 Ms. Melody H. Piazza Trammell Piazza Law Firm, PLLC 1501 North University, Suite 350 Little Rock, AR 72207 Mr. Bruce E. Munson Ms. Kara B. Mikles Munson, Rowlett, Moore & Boone, P.A. Regions Center 400 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 1900 Little Rock, AR 72201 Re: Riffey, et al. v. CRST Expedited, Inc., et al., 3:12-cv-00294-BRW -- Witness Time Dear Counsel: It appears to me that this case should be tried in two or three days. I urge you to pare down your examinations, and perhaps you should pare down your witness lists. Just an example: Plaintiffs list two hours for each Plaintiff and two hours for a doctor. I can’t imagine why one hour wouldn’t be more than enough for each of these three witnesses. Dr. Scott shouldn’t take over 45 minutes at the most, unless there’s something highly unusual involved here. As another example, Defendant has Plaintiffs listed as 1 hour each for direct examination? I would very much appreciate it if you would pare down your presentations on your own because I do not like to interrupt lawyers during the trial during examination; but bare in mind that I ain’t too good to. It’s not that I can’t bare up under unnecessary, extended examinations; but I am intent on keeping the case moving in the interest of jurors’ time. Many thanks for your careful consideration. Cordially, /s/ Billy Roy Wilson Original to the Clerk of the Court cc: Other Counsel of Record

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